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Doncaster man in hospital after snake bites in forest

A man from Doncaster is still seriously ill in hospital after being bitten three times by a snake.

Man taken to hospital by air ambulance
Man was taken to hospital by air ambulance Credit: Great North Air Ambulance Service

The 44-year-old was visiting Dalby Forest near Scarborough when he was bitten by an adder.

He was given treatment by an off-duty paramedic, and then by rapid response doctors, before being taken to hospital by Air Ambulance.

The man's in a serious but stable condition in the James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough.

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Unique scheme to look after Doncaster's vulnerable

With cuts taking a heavy toll of public services in our region a call is going out for people to help care for some of the most vulnerable in society.

The plea is being made by the charity Shared Lives, which has a unique way of looking after those in need.

Instead of staying in council-run care homes, they ask families to house them.

The scheme has been a success nationally and is now launching in Doncaster. Rachel Townsend has met a South Yorkshire couple who've been caring for one man for over 30 years.

The Avalon Group are taking charge of the Shared Lives scheme in Doncaster. More details can be obtained by logging onto their website:

www.avalongroup.org.uk http://twitter.com/TheAvalonGroup

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Police due to name body in lake

South Yorkshire Police are expected today to officialy name the man whose body was recovered from a quarry in South Yorkshire yesterday afternoon. Divers recovered the body from Clay Lake in Doncaster after a 27-year-old man went missing while swimming on Monday night.

Clay Lake where police divers recovered the body of a mising swimmer
Clay Lake where police divers recovered the body of a mising swimmer Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Former rock star Watkins appeals against child sex abuse sentence

Former Lostprophets singer and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins will appeal against his 35 year jail sentence later today. A mother from Doncaster who was jailed for allowing Watkins to abuse her child is also appealing against her sentence. The joint hearing will be at Cardiff Crown Court.

Former Lostprohets singer Ian Watkins will appeal against his 35-year jail sentence for child sex abuse
Former Lostprohets singer Ian Watkins will appeal against his 35-year jail sentence for child sex abuse Credit: Press Association

Body recovered from South Yorkshire lake

Police have recovered a body from a quarry in South Yorkshire after a man went missing while swimming last night. Emergency services were called to the quarry, known locally as Clay Lake, off Hurst Lane, Auckley, just after 9pm yesterday when the man's friends reported him missing. This afternoon underwater divers recovered a body from the water, Martin Fisher reports.

Police recover body from quarry

The body of a man believed to be in his mid to late 20s has been recovered from a lake in a quarry in Doncaster.

Search teams recovered the body at around 12.30pm today from the lake, we believe to be known locally as Clay Lake.

Officers are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death, but at this time do not believe it to be suspicious.

The man has not yet been formally identified.

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